Colorado Springs Criminal Law Blog

Inexperience & Poor Training of Budtender Used in Fatal Crash Defense

It appears a San Diego woman accused of vehicular manslaughter following a crash after smoking marijuana is using the defense that the dispensary budtenders where she bought the product were poorly trained and inexperienced about conveying the dangers of it. The 33-year-old San Diego student who was catastrophically impaired by the crash she allegedly caused, is being charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, murder, and driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID).   “She had no idea what she left that store with in regards to strength,” her advocate told jurors. "The issue is not whether she is [...]

Cyber crime: Serious charges that merit a serious defense

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. If you are facing any type of criminal charge, you understand there is a lot on the line. A conviction could directly impact your future and even your personal freedom, but you have the right to fight back and defend yourself, no matter the type of charge you are up against. This includes white collar crime charges. Colorado readers may know cyber crime is one of the fastest growing types of white collar crime. This specific type of crime encompasses various types of inappropriate actions committed online or with the help [...]

What is a warrant and what should you do if served one?

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in Criminal Defense on Friday, April 13, 2018. Picture it. You're sitting at home, minding your own business. Suddenly there is a knock at the door. When you answer, you're greeted by a few of Colorado's finest police officers. They say they have a warrant to search your home. What is a warrant, and what can you do if served one? Do you have any rights in this kind of situation? Warrant basics A warrant is a legal order granted by a judge, giving police authority to search you, your home and your car, or even place you [...]

Know the facts re marijuana and CDOT regulations

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in DUI on Thursday, April 12, 2018. You may be one of many people who frequently visit or live in the city at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains known as Colorado Springs. From beautiful sandstone formations to expansive mountain views, the area attracts thousands of tourists annually, some of whom eventually become permanent residents. If you also happen to among those who flock to this region because you're glad about the recreational marijuana laws the state has enacted, you are definitely not alone in your opinions. Colorado's marijuana laws are some of the most lenient [...]

When your Colorado college experience includes drug problems

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in Drug Possession on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. If you were to say that partying is sometimes part of your college life, you definitely wouldn't be the only student to admit this. In fact, some people say partying is merely a typical aspect of college life in Colorado and most other states. If you are age 21 or beyond, then imbibing alcohol, for instance, is not necessarily against school rules or state laws. If you happen to live on a dry campus, it can definitely cause a problem. Approximately 30 percent of U.S. college students say they [...]

Did officers follow proper procedure when arresting you for DUI?

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in DUI on Monday, February 12, 2018. Flashing blue lights. Cold handcuffs. The back of a police car. Before you could even process what was happening, you may have found yourself under arrest for driving under the influence. You may not have felt that you drank too much or that your driving constituted an officer pulling you over, but now you face criminal charges, likely with little understanding of how to properly address the predicament. Fortunately, you do not have to make any decisions without the guidance of an attorney, if you wish to obtain the help [...]

You can face DUI charges even if you never imbibed

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in DUI on Monday, February 5, 2018. Many people are glad about the new marijuana laws in Colorado. The state has decriminalized cannabis; however, you can't use marijuana and operate a motor vehicle under its influence. Choosing to do so can cause you to face DUI charges in court. Like most people, you know that alcohol consumption may lead to such charges as well. Do you also realize there are certain situations that can result in such charges even if you never used marijuana or imbibed an alcoholic beverage? Concerning traffic stops and DUI charges, much depends on a police officer's [...]

Colorado law helps some people avoid prison through drug court

There are many underlying reasons that you or others in Colorado may develop habits regarding certain substances in an effort to achieve a desired effect. If you've been struggling with drug addiction, you are one of tens of millions throughout the nation in similar circumstances. As diverse as factors often leading to drug addiction happen to be, so too are the reasons many people hesitate to ask for help to overcome their substance abuse problems. Some never reach out for support until they encounter drug-related legal problems. If a police officer recently arrested you and prosecutors have since charged you [...]

Did a search and seizure result in your facing drug charges?

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in Drug Possession on Thursday, December 21, 2017. If you come under suspicion of criminal drug activity, authorities may open an investigation into your situation. You may or may not be aware that this investigation is underway, but one day, police and detectives may show up at your doorstep, demanding to search your home. Because these affairs often take place in a whirlwind, you may wonder whether you even have to allow these individuals into your residence. Often, if an investigation takes place, authorities generally work to obtain enough evidence for a judge to grant them a search [...]

Driving high could kill your buzz, you and other motorists

On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in DUI on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Were you one of the many Colorado residents who cheered the passing of the law that made recreational use of marijuana legal here in the state? Having the option to enjoy the buzz (and the potential medicinal benefits) of this drug without worrying about getting arrested may have made your year. However, the ability to use marijuana doesn't negate the fact that you can't drive while high. Not only is doing so dangerous for you and others on the road, but you could also end up facing charges for driving [...]

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